2003_10_mas.jpgTonight, the Municipal Art Society is taking one of NY's favorite debates to the East River: Discussion "The Better Borough: Brooklyn or Manhattan" will be held on a boat. Areas of discussion will include "the G and the V trains, Bleecker St. vs. Bedford Ave., Washington Heights and Crown Heights, SoHo boutiques vs. Smith St. boutiques, Central Park and Prospect Park, architecture, fashion, PBR, BAM, NYPL, the BQE and the FDR."

Kurt Andersen and Steve Hindy (Brooklyn Brewery) are representing Brooklyn; Mario Batali and David Rodriguez (Apollo Theater) are on for Manhattan. Humorist Andy Borowitz moderates; he tells the Post "I'm the equivalent of Switzerland - I reside in Westchester County."